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[Tivo] All New Subscriptions are on 12months contract? and more!

Discussion in 'Digital TV & Video Players & Recorders' started by biggy7, Oct 7, 2005.

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  1. biggy7

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    hi guys

    thinking of getting a Tivo for my NTL Cable veiwing recording, ive done a google search and read that all new customers who sub after 6th September 2005 have to enter into a 12months contract, is this true for UK customers aswell?

    if this is true, would it be worth while getting one with lifetime subs?

    also thinking of getting a samsung 32" lcd, will it work with this ok? and what will the pictiure be like?

    as its quuite old technoogy, you think its worth holding on for something better to come? something Hi Def capable? ( i dont really want sky as i have ntl cable)

    any info much appreciated!

    cheers
     
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    I think that applies to the USA. Where did you hear that this is happening in the UK?

    regards

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    hi mate

    i read over at Tivo Community that in the USA this is happening,, so i just needed confirmation that this is not happening in the UK, cos id rather not be tied with Tivo for a year incase i want to cancel and via another route.

    so you sure this aint happening in the UK?

    in that case, i think it may be wise to go a a monthly subs, yeh?
     
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    What's left of Tivo UK is a completely different kettle of fish to Tivo USA.

    I wouldn't try to work out from what one is doing that the other will follow.......however.........caveat emptor.

    regards

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    I have Tivo and a Samsung LE32R41BDX. Picture seems OK, but I may not be all that discriminating.
     
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    I use TiVo with my plasma and the PQ is very good IMO, and was even before it was fed through my video processor. If however you find the PQ to not be good enough you can change the bit rates used with a 'mode 0' hack that is well known on the TiVo community forum.

    IMO if you have a TiVo and it is in good condition then it is well worth paying for a lifetime sub as if you do sell it on the increase price you will get for it should cover the cost of the sub. On a monthly sub of £10/month you will still be paying after 20 months, but the cost of a lifetime sub will have been covered. I've had my TiVo since the UK launch in October 2000 and bought the lifetime sub as soon as I got it, and looking back I'm really glad I did :thumbsup:

    I know TiVo is old technology, but I don't think there is anything else to beat it. IMO it is better than Sky+ in a lot of ways and the only other thing to come close are Windows Media Centre PC's, but being MS you are likely to need to spend time keeping the thing running.

    Mark.
     
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    You can always use the Mode 0 hack to significantly improve picture quality.
    However your results will vary from one TiVo to another - it is the luck of the draw.

    If you have the money you can also mod your TiVo for SDI.
     
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    The only thing to be wary of with a lifetime sub is if Tivo UK go belly up
     
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    Been using tivo with NTL for the past 4 years.

    its fantastic, the whole family just love it. my 4 yr old thinks all tv's can pause live tv, jump back 30mins & speed through adverts in a blink of an eye. it works really well with the cable box (not had to use that nasty ntl remote all this time) tivo's online guides are just so easy. don't even bother buying a tv guide

    go lifetime subs - you wont want give up tivo after getting it. my tivo got 250mb of storage and its recording stuff all day, even got it piped all around the house, just want to get the network card in and thats a whole new world

    just ask any tivo owner - not many (if any) would change it

    Gary
     

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